Back before Christmas Dawn (Sew Ritzy Titzy) showed a beautiful crocheted bag on her blog - one she had made in a wonderful eggplant color. I was amazed by her work. I used to crochet years ago but nothing more than scarves or an occasional baby blanket, certainly nothing like this. I never could figure out doilies or baby booties or sweaters. I could crochet pot holders. Really good pot holders. :) That shows you my level of expertise! When I told her how much I loved the purse she told me she would make me one some time - such incredible generosity abounds in blog land. So in return for her offer I made her a Christmas wall hanging and sent it off. Trust me, there was no comparison in the skill needed to make that simple wallhanging and the skill needed for this beautiful bag I received from her. I asked for black and it is perfect for me - I wanted a bag that would hold my wallet, my checkbook, my lipstick and my Sunday School book. :) Since I wear a lot of black, summer and winter, in a vain effort to hide the pounds I've gained, I knew I could use black all year round. Can you believe she did this? It even has a lining with pockets for kleenex and my cell phone! The handle is the perfect length for carrying but also goes over my shoulder. And she has the cutest tag for her work - very professional! Dawn, I love the purse and I love your generous heart.